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. california voters passed prop 36 changing the three strikes policy. now thousands of prisoners who have weak third strikes might soon be set free, and their loved ones are waiting open arms. we have one family's emotional story. >>> i want my brother to know that we love him, that we're waiting for him, and i can't wait to see my mom's arms around him. and when he's home, our family will be complete. >> reporter: elizabeth cruz says her family finally has hope. the passage of proposition 36 means her brother, robert john cruz, may be getting out of prison. cruz is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug possession conviction. a conviction that under the state's three strikes law sent him away for life. >> he has paid for more than enough. he's done more than enough time already. >> reporter: cruz's mother says the punishment didn't fit the crime. and now that californians have voted to revise the law, the mother of ten is hopeful her family will soon be together again. >> this is what he did for me for mother's day, for birthdays. for christmases, thanksgivings. like my daughter said,
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